Asphalt Paving and Sealcoating in Cleveland Since 1969
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Common Asphalt Problems.

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Pot Hole in Asphalt
Pot Holes

Edge Cracking in Asphalt
Edge Cracks

Alligator Cracking in Asphalt
Alligator Cracking

Block Cracking in Asphalt
Block Cracking

Longitudinal (Linear) Cracking in Asphalt
Longitudinal Cracking

Transverse Cracking in Asphalt
Transverse Cracking

Joint Reflection Cracking in Asphalt
Joint Reflection Cracks

Slippage Cracks in Asphalt
Slippage Cracks

Depressions in Asphalt

Rutting in Asphalt

Shoving in Asphalt

Upheaval in Asphalt

Raveling in Asphalt



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books Surface Engineering has a proud 40+ year tradition of paving and maintaining Cleveland's asphalt surfaces. We want to help you understand the importance of properly maintaining your parking lot or other asphalt surface. Learn the facts here.

What is Sealcoating?

Sealcoating is the process of applying an asphalt-based emulsion directly to the surface of an asphalt pavement. Sealcoating protects asphalt surfaces from being damaged by moisture, road salt, oil, gas, ultraviolet rays, seasonal temperature fluctuations, and other harmful elements.

Identifying Common Asphalt Problems

Paved asphalt surfaces can show various signs of distress from improper paving construction, fatigue, or lack of proper maintenance. Common types of distress to look for are cracking, potholes, settlement (grade depressions), swells, and rutting. For a detailed look at different types of asphalt distress, see Asphalt Pavement Distress causes and maintenance suggestions, provided by Pavement Inteactive.

Asphalt Maintenance Cost Benefits

Sealcoating, along with proper maintenance and repair, can cut long-term costs for pavement owners. Unsealed paving will require repairs starting with the second year, and could require a one-inch overlay of new paving as often as every seven years. Over a 15-year period, the cost savings is over 50% if the pavement is maintained regularly. To learn more about the importance of sealcoating, read Understanding How Sealcoating Works and How It Can Save You Money, courtesy of Star-Seal.

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